ALLOTMENTMAD Posts: 70
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Hi, I have grown some sprouts from seed ehich are growing very well on my windowsill, the problem is i really need the space they are taking up. I was thinking of putting them in my unheated greenhouse but i don't know if a frost would finish them off? Any thoughts?
What sort of sprouts? Brussels sprouts or sprouting seeds for eating as in 'bean sprouts', or salad leaves or ............ ?
What had you intended to do with them?
They are young brussells sprout plants that i have grown from seed.
Should be hardy. They're going to be outside all winter after all!
But do harden them off gradually. They can then go outside in a nursery bed or straight into their cropping position if you have the space now. Don't forget to net or the pigeons will have them, and the caterpillars will finish what's left.
mine are outside and about 20 cm tall
So i have brussels and kale/sprout younguns..the flower sprouts are at least 6 inches high a few even bigger and the brussels are not far behind..can i now plant out into their final positions..they have been gradually hardened off..not every day but most days they've been out for around 5/6 hours a day...i live in North Norfolk.
I wouldn't plant them out until they've been out for a few nights in a sheltered spot - wait until this frosty spell is over too - but then I think they should be fine - plant them nice and deep and firm them in well and protect them from pigeons, slugs and cabbage white butterflies!
Thank you Dove..appreciated